February 23rd, 2013
05:05 PM ET

Injuries after debris flies into stands

Debris flew into the stands, injuring some spectators, during a crash Saturday during the final turn of a NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway.

The multi-car crash occurred near the end of the Nationwide Series race at the same Florida track where Sunday's Daytona 500 will be held.

The impact caused material to soar into various places, some of it reaching the second level of the stands about 20 feet up. An engine was among the parts that broke loose and plowed into the protective fence separating the track from spectators.

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  1. 1608®

    Big news, a crash on a speedway. Now that's uncommon.

    February 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stating the Obvious


    I'm sure glad it didn't happen before that.

    February 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. wut

    After thousands and thousands of crashes with the audience getting injured you'd think they'd set some safety standards on racetrack construction. But noooo....

    February 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1608

      Some people are willing to pay big $$$ just to get hit by this--. Okay they don't want to get hit, but that the price you pay for front row seats.

      February 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Wow you guys are heartless! Did you even SEE it? Alot of spectators were injurred some of them were children ya know!

    February 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marie M

    Please correct the spelling on your TV transmission : wreck is the correct spelling, not wreak.

    February 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Patrick

    I hope no one was injured.

    February 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    It's "wreak havoc" & "car wreck"! Correction please! But the show must go on!!

    February 24, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    This was quite the horrific crash...

    February 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bob M.

    Yes it was a very unfortunate situation, however when is the discussion going to turn to the drivers lack of sportsmanship? When shortly after the accident one of the drivers willingly admited to blocking which along with over aggresive driving resulted in this crash, something is very wrong with NASCAR's rules! Drivers need to learn how to race with sportsmanship, not wrecking the other drivers as a racing technique! Let's hear some discussion on CNN regarding this aspect of the incident.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Monty Python

    We are talking about NASCAR fans, right? So likely no teeth to be broken, and they already have brain damage, so likely no problem with a concussion or 2. So what's the big story here? Most of them would be happy if Daytona gave them each a case of Pabst as compensation, and call it even.

    February 26, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    @MontyPython, Like your kinda sense of humor. We hicks deal with this on a daily basis; nothing knew here.

    February 26, 2013 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |